DSC Workshop - Melbourne

Thermal Analysis is a group of methods in which the thermophysical properties of a substance or a mixture are measured as a function of temperature or time while the substance is subjected to a controlled tem-perature program. Exact thermal data is the basic requirement for material syntheses, for describing a material’s behaviour, for exact material selection.

Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) is the most commonly used thermal analysis method, primarily because of its speed, simplicity, and availability. This workshop will cover the basic principles of DSC including influential factors, sample preparation, methodical considerations, measurement artefacts and evaluation of measurement results along with practical applications and hand-on experience using the NETZSCH DSC/STA instruments. We will also discuss advanced methods including modulated DSC (TM-DSC), high-pressure DSC (HP-DSC), photocalorimetry (UV-DSC) and specific heat determination.

All attendees will receive a NETZSCH DSC handbook.

Refreshments will be provided throughout the day.

Dr Markus Meyer, Chemist, NETZSCH-Geraetebau GmbH, Germany
Andrew Gillen, Materials Engineer, NETZSCH Australia Pty Ltd
Dr Jiunn Jieh Lee, Materials Engineer, NETZSCH Australia Pty Ltd

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08:45Doors Open
09:15DSC - Theory, measuring principle, instrumentation
10:00Workshop 1
10:45Coffee break
11:15Influencing factors, sample preparation, methodical considerationis - How to plan an experiment
12:00Workshop 2
14:45TM-DSC, HP-DSC, UV-DSC, Cp measurements
15:45Evaluation of measurements
16:15Discussion and Conclusion

Event Date

Wed 20 Mar 2019, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Event Location

Swinburne University,
Hawthorn Campus, Building AGSE, Room 108, 3122
Melbourne, Australia